A trio of shows will end the 55 year run for the venerable theatre on South 8th Street.
In February, an avante garde adaptation of Hamlet will take the stage over Valentine’s Weekend
and Divine Awakening, a John Waters themed burlesque, will give the Red Room a thrill on
February 19th & 20th.
Finally, Liberty City Radio Theatre presents a world premiere event as the final show at the Playhouse. Crime noir, romance, screwball comedy and farce – all fuel-injected with laughs – are coming to the Society Hill Playhouse in this all-new original show.
Liberty City Radio Theatre is a live show in the style of old time radio, with actors on stage recreating the golden era of the ‘theatre of the mind’, with newly written and adapted episodes for the modern audience. This unique and nationally trending style of theatre is not being produced elsewhere in the city of Philadelphia. Complete with on stage sound effects and live music, the “new-time old-style” radio show will be filled with laughs for newcomers and nostalgia for those that remember gathering around the RCA to hear tales of adventure and romance.
The show runs for just two nights: March 4th & 5th
This will be the final performance at the Society Hill Playhouse. For over 50 years, Deen Kogan and her late husband Jay brought thousands of shows filled with mirth, music, and amusement to Philadelphia audiences and now the theatre awaits a wrecking ball, but not without one last hurrah.
Produced and directed by Philadelphia stage newcomer, Bill Arrowood, who opines, “We wanted to put on a show that would be a special send off to the Playhouse, but also one as much fun for us to be in as for the audience to watch. This stage may be going dark soon, but we want to leave the audience laughing, because the exception of the ice cream sundae, laughter is possibly man’s greatest gift to his fellow man.”
The ensemble cast includes Heather Plank, Joshua Kirwin, Mike Mallop, Christine Doidge, James Miller and Alexandra Rush (who previously was featured at Society Hill as part of Larry McKenna’s New Voices Cabaret), each taking on multiple roles through out the thrilling evening of entertainment. Jazz trio Buster will offer musical entertainment before and during the performance.
Ticket reservations are available at the Society Hill Box office by calling 215.923.0210.
Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm for pre -show music and cocktails and the show begins at 8pm.
For more information
The theatre will have an INDOOR YARD SALE on Sunday, March 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Prior to this date, any organization interested in lighting equipment or theatre seats may contact the playhouse to see what is available.
There will be a GOOD-BYE PARTY on Friday, March 25 at the Playhouse from 7 pm till ? All those who worked at the theatre over the years and those who supported it are invited to be there. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.